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Drop-Dead Blonde (A Scumble River Mystery #6.5)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  375 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Do blondes have more fun?

Four beloved authors with all new fair-haired mysteries to dye for do.

They're blondes with style, money, and men falling at their feet. But now these perfect women are perfect victims. In Drop-Dead Blonde, four of today's top mystery authors-Nancy Martin, Denise Swanson, Elaine Viets, and Victoria Laurie-spin four all-new tales of fair-haired s
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Signet
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Dharia Scarab

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
Drop Dead Blonde

This is a trilogy of mysteries with the murderess being a blond....

Slay Bells, Nancy Martin 1/2

The first story featured the Blackbird Sisters and the murder of the premier personal shopper of a high-end department store. But as it is a short story, there wasn't much character development and much of the filler seemed to be just mindless chatter by women who are stressed and shop too much. I did like the main character's boyfriend..... A man from a mafia family, trying to go
Georgiann Hennelly
Drop dead blonde is a book of four stories each written by a different author .Slay Belles, Nancy Martin,Killer Blonde, Elaine Viets, Dead Blondes Tell No Tales, Denise Swanson, Blind Sighted, Victoria Laurie.
Each story has one thing in common death. hard to choose a favorite story. I really enjoyed each one for different reasons .
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes murder mysteries.
This was a very entertaining read with 4 quick short stories. Some of these stories were very silly but fun to read.
I only read the Denise Swanson story since that was the only one I was interested in. I usually don't like to read short story compilations or novellas and now I know why. The story was not that good. It does not nearly give you the taste of Ms. Swanson's excellent writing and plot with her other Scumble River books. It was too short (70 pages) and lacked a murder. I will stick with reading with the whole Scumble River mysteries instead.
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This is 4 short stories by some cozy authors. All of the stories were good and fairly quick reads. My least favorite was the one by Nancy Martin but it was still good, just took me a bit to get into it.

Elaine Viets is a great author so this one was good and I have the series by Victoria Laurie but hadn't started it yet and now want to read it because I really enjoyed this short story with Abby Cooper, Psychic PI.
It's not often I find a compilation where all the books are closely equal. This one is. The best, in my opinion, is by Elaine Viets and I will be looking for more books by her. But all of the books are an easy way to spend an afternoon.
My favorite of the four stories was the Blackbird sisters. That author is the reason I read the book. The other stories were also enjoyable and it was nice to read some quick, short stories.
Drop-Dead Blonde
Nancy Martin, Elaine Viets, Denise Swanson, Victoria Laurie
Four short mystery stories all with the lead character being a blonde. Fast, fun , read.
Just finished the Nancy Martin story since I am reading that series now. It was, as usual, really great.
I liked this book because without it I may never have found 2 new authors to read. Thanks book.
Natalie Kratz
collection of 4 short mysteries. easy and entertaining. good for traveling!
I was already a fan of a couple of the authors in this collection.
I only read Slay Belles, but it was a fun story.
Vicky Beltz
Stories by 4 of my favorite authors.
Dead Blonds Tell No Tales
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